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British Airways Says Bula To Fiji With Fiji Airways

British Airways and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, yesterday an­nounced a new partnership which will open up more routes between London and the South Pacific than ever before. The British
07 Jun 2018 15:08
British Airways Says Bula To Fiji With Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways Managing Director and chief executive officer Andre Viljoen (fourth from left) and British Airways Head of Alliances Rishi Kapoor celebrate the codeshare announcement between the two airlines.

British Airways and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, yesterday an­nounced a new partnership which will open up more routes between London and the South Pacific than ever before.

The British Airways code share agreement with Fiji Airways will open up opprotunities and markets for the tourism industry.

Fiji and its extremely popular island desti­nations are more accessible than ever before as customers in the UK will be able to travel from gateways in the U.S. and Asia to desti­nations that have previously been more dif­ficult to access from the UK.

From today, British Airways will start sell­ing flights between Singapore, Los Angeles and San Francisco and the Fijian gateway of Nadi direct on ba.com.

What the partnership offers

For the customer the partnership means an easy one-stop-shop booking experience and allows them to earn Avios loyalty points on both airlines.

Customers can earn Avios points on the Fiji Airways sectors as well as British Airways services, and as always, can choose to cut the cost of flights by using Avios in part pay­ment.

This new partnership comes just days after Fiji Airways signed up to be­come the first oneworld connect partner – a new platform for airlines to link up to the global air­line alliance which in­cludes British Airways as a founding member.

British Airways is one of Fiji Airways’ oneworld connect sponsors – ena­bling customers to enjoy more services and benefits when flying on either air­line.

Rishi Kapoor, British Airways’ Head of Allianc­es, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Fiji Airways and wel­coming them into the oneworld family.

“We are incredibly pleased that customers can now book to fly to this stunning part of the world direct on ba.com.

“We believe the start of this code-share will make Fiji even more popular with European travellers by offering them a more attractive route network and a comfortable and seam­less travel experience.

“Fijians are known around the globe for giv­ing visitors the warmest of welcomes, so we look forward to giving them an equally warm welcome onboard our flights very soon.”

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Di­rector and chief executive officer said: “We are extremely proud to embark on a code­share with British Airways to give travellers from the UK convenient access to our home – Fiji, one of the world’s most sought after tourism destinations.

“This is particularly significant for us as British Airways is our third oneworld spon­sor, just days out from our accession into the alliance as a oneworld connect airline.

“Given the close historical ties between Fiji and Britain, and with thousands of Fijians serving in the British Army, our partnership will make it easier for families and friends to visit each other.”

Fiji Airways services

Fiji Airways operates international and domestic services to 12 countries and 31 cit­ies, including Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

British Airways is rolling out a £4.5 billion (FJ$12.45bn), five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premi­um cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.

Source: Fiji Airways

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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